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ewen21 last won the day on May 20 2020

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  1. I am not buying his potential. Sorry. I have seen too much. The guy has played in more than 92 games one time in his whole career and speed guys have a pretty small window.
  2. How is it addressed? We simply do not score runs in the post season. 41 runs scored in 17 consecutive losses and 31 runs scored in the last 15 losses. A friend of mine was complaining about Rocco's shifts and fundamentals. OK, you will get no quarrel there, but don't let's pretend half of this is our offense collectively going into a coma during the playoffs. It's been going on so long here has to be a WHY. It seems to me it's part of the Twins culture to say "We had a successful season" as soon as they get to the playoffs. Cuddyer said it in 2010 after we were swept out for their third consecutive playoff series. Rocco gave off the same vibe last year after being swept. It is as though the switch gets turned off and the Twins think..."anything else is gravy. We did what we needed to do" and that is so ass backwards to me
  3. There seems to be some avoidance over this so whey you say "chilling about it" you pretty much explain Rocco's touch. He didn't embrace the history for whatever reason last year. I felt alienated when Rocco said, "I'm not frustrated at all" after last year's 3 and out. It's funny because the team tries to act all relaxed like it isn't a big thing, but until they can face fact and admit: YES, this is a big deal we aren't going anywhere. Time to own it.
  4. Rocco made some pretty dumb calls and there is no question, but I don't care who we had in that dugout. It could have been Casey Stengel, Earl Weaver, Tony LaRussa, Muller Huggins, whatever. It comes down to this team (once again) putting together terrible at bat after terrible at bat. It is clear that when the Minnesota Twins reach the playoff the goal has already been achieved. That message has been deeply inculcated into the players coming though our system before they even reach the big leagues. Rocco has been indoctrinated into it as well. In fact, they selected him because they thought he was intelligent and understood analytics and they knew he was a "people person" and a players guy. He proved how super-chill he was after last year's embarrassment: "I'm not frustrated at all" That ring a bell for anyone? We have seen this rerun many times over and it is basically the same thing. We have lost 17 playoff games in a row. In those last 17 games we have scored 41 runs. In the last 15 losses we have scored 31 runs. We can go on and on about pitching, defense, managerial moves, umpiring, shifts, etc....I don't care. If this team is going to average two runs per game in the playoffs they are going nowhere. Rocco deserves to be ripped, but then when he's gone and we get swept out of the playoffs again what are we talking about?
  5. And lord knows with Sano. The guy seems disinterested in evolving. When we hired Rocco he went out of his way to visit Miguel in the Dominican. We also acquired a guy who has tried to mentor him to a small degree in Nelson Cruz. If Sano had the same kind of commitment Cruz obviously does in the offseason then he'd be an amazing player. I think Sano drinks and eats whatever he wants and isn't particular big on having a set routine to get himself in top condition. I think they wanted some of Nelson Cruz to rub off on him and even that hasn't worked.
  6. Buxton is the guy who got picked off in the 8th inning, just as he is the guy who runs full speed into a wall. Hard to say what the future holds for him given his constant battles with injuries and dizziness. I see a BJ Upton-like trajectory for him.
  7. Well, there you go. The real Sano and Buxton pretty much is what you say in the last sentence. Neither are ever going to be the superstars we hoped they'd be. Both are extremely confusing and frustrating to watch.
  8. I am a Twins fan like you are, but I am seriously wondering how you can insist we have a much better team than Houston. This is a team that won 107 games last year and won the WS. Look at all the (winning) playoff experience on that team. Kind of sounds like sour grapes. I think the better team won and that (once again) a lot of Twins fans assumed we were better than we really are.
  9. They score first and act like they are trying to run the clock out. Its been one horrendous at bat after another. Here's a fun fact: In those 17 consecutive losses we have scored 41 runs. I don't care if we have gold glovers all around the diamond and three aces. You don't win when you push a little more than two runs across the plate per playoff game. Hasta luego, Placido Domingo!
  10. A very definite pattern has developed over the years. Every single time the season starts Buxton looks completely overmatched in the batter’s box. He’s 1 for 13 with 6 strikeouts and “small sample size” doesn’t apply. He’s started every single season horribly. Why is this? Over the last few years he’s been vocal about hitting and what works for him. He’s talked about his need to be comfortable with what he’s doing. I’m not thinking about how he goes back on balls right now (as important as it is for him to clean up). I’m more concerned about his cluelessness in the batters box
  11. I am not concerned about COVID-19 as much as I am actually seeing what happened to a city I have loved visiting for years. Why would I go out of my way to put myself in that situation? Ummmmmm. Yeah (to the underlined)
  12. Also, everything I posted had to do with grief and pain in "our community" I guess when I think of "our community" it is EVERYONE because I like to think every citizen is part of "our community". Maybe you mean just Minneapolis? If you want to limit it to that then I have no business here. I am more of a big picture guy
  13. The entire protest is based on police brutality and yet after 10 pages no one actually put up the numbers. I did and somehow that doesn't fit in to the conversation? That is completely bizarre
  14. Watch this and tell me if this police chief deserves no compassion: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/can-we-make-some-sense-out-of-this-emotional-police-chief-pleads-for-answers-after-4-officers-shot-in-st-louis/ar-BB14Ux7b To say to me that I would defend SS? Look at the people I have spoken for in my last two links and there is a whole lot more where that comes from. And oh by the way, I say go after the white people first when people are out after curfew. Trying to paint me as a racist because you don't like that I want the violence to die down??
  15. No man. Drew Brees said a few words and this former officer was killed in cold blood and his isn't alone: https://abcnews.go.com/US/small-town-police-chief-killed-officers-cities-wounded/story?id=71017820 What is your problem? I can speak on the behalf of innocent people without your approval?
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